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5 Indie Games You Should Know About (July 2022)

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The first few months of summer can be a bit quiet when it comes to big-name releases. Luckily, you will still find that indie games are going strong, even in the dry spots of the year. There are quite a few recent and upcoming releases for you to look forward to in the indie world. These are being released on both consoles and PCs, so there's a game coming out for everyone. These titles also cover a wide range of genres and moods. Whether you want to sit back, relax, create something, or even jump into battle, there is an indie game out there for you. The list below contains five indie games that you should be looking into this July.


5. Bear and Breakfast

Bear and Breakfast is an indie game that describes itself in the title. You play as a bear who opens a bed and breakfast. As the game goes along, you must learn to manage your new location and grow it. There is a high level of customization throughout the inn. You can add everything from cute rooms for patrons to stay in or parlors for entertainment. How you want to customize your new inn is up to you. The game also features an overarching story that you will need to make your way through.

By doing more of the main story, you will learn more about the forest around you. Progressing through the game also helps you to unlock more ways to decorate your inn. There are NPCs that you can get to know, and the game is a cozy way to end your day. The game will be available on both PC and Nintendo Switch, allowing for a wide range of players to pick it up when it finally launches.


4. My Time at Sandrock

My Time at Sandrock is a sequel to My Time at Portia that takes you to a brand new region. Sandrock is situated in a desert, and you are a builder who needs to help fix things up. The game has currently launched in early access on PC, but has a lot for you to do. You can get to know the townsfolk and check out the start of the story of the game. The first act of the game is available, as well as many of the characters that you are going to get to know as you settle into town.

While you may not have the full suite of gameplay options yet, this is a solid title that you can sink hours into. Many of the base features like building and fighting are already available in the game. It's being updated constantly, so new content will drop regularly. If you liked the feel of the first game, then now is the perfect time to pick up Sandrock.


3. Coromon

Coromon is a pixel game where you can collect and battle monsters. This indie title features over 100 monsters to collect and tons of battles to sink your teeth into. It is releasing on Nintendo Switch this month and has received dozens of positive reviews. The game also has a story for you to indulge yourself in and several different areas to explore, including cities. Its story is styled after classic JRPGs, so for those looking for a more compelling story than found in Pokemon, then Coromon is perfect.

The game even features a built-in Nuzlocke mode for those who want a true challenge. Coromon was built by developers who wanted a deeper creature collection game that offered players a true challenge. If this is something that you have been missing over the years, then this is the title that you want to add to your collection.


2. Hell Pie

Hell Pie is a strange addition to Steam, as it is a comedic platformer centered around making a birthday cake. You play as Nate, a demon who isn't incredibly respected. Your task is to gather ingredients to make a birthday cake for Satan, a pretty hard task to accomplish. To do this, you will need to platform your way through levels and take on dangerous foes. The game tries to insert comedy wherever is possible and even lets you dress up Nate to look a bit more stylish.

There are four different worlds that you will be able to play through, and you even have a helper named Nugget. You can use this friend to grapple to different locations to further your exploration. This is a great game to look into for those who love 3D platformers. There is even a demo available for you to try out the gameplay and see just how much you like the world of Hell Pie. Just be sure your properly prep yourself before jumping into the adventure, as this is an adult-targeted game.


1. Cult Of The Lamb

Cult of The Lamb is another dark comedy game that is launching soon. This is coming to both consoles and PC, so a wide range of players can join in on the fun. This game has multiple things for you to do. First and foremost, you are trying to build a cult and recruit members. Part of doing this means building new structures and learning to do rituals. The world around you is procedurally generated, so no two sessions will ever be the same, allowing for multiple playthroughs.

You will need to fight to survive, and there are even other cults that you will need to deal with. You will need to explore the world around you and spread the word about your religion. By doing this, you will grow in power. This is another game with a demo for you to try out before you buy it. If you enjoy single-player adventure games with a cute cartoon style, then Cult of The Lamb is for you.


So, what’s your take on these new and upcoming indie games? Do you agree with our top five? Are there any games we should know about? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Jessica is a resident otaku and Genshin-obsessed writer. Jess is an industry veteran who takes pride in working with JRPG and indie developers. Along with gaming, you can find them collecting anime figures and having too much faith in Isekai anime.